20147Re: La Crosse WS-2812-IT w/ HWP 2800 has me stumped
- Dec 29, 2011Chris - thanks! Yesterday I had figured out that the updates to
currdat.lst were ~4 sec w/ HWP in foreground, and ~1 min w/ it
minimized. A while ago I enabled hi-speed mode when I wasn't getting
anything, but that was when I thot that the HPW service would take
care of 15-min currdat updates....which you note below it should. I
disabled hi-speed mode in HWP shortly after and restarted/rebooted
everything but still get 4-sec updates w/ HWP in foreground.
What you describe below re: the service is what I expected. Perhaps
I should try again. As for why 15min and not 30? My console setup
is for 15-min. The HWP database has 15-min records in it. But I'm
still confused. If the service updates currdat w/ou HWP running, why
would the docs you note below talk about updates to currdat? [and
where do you find the undocumented docs??] Seems redundant. Either
way, I guess there's more fussing to be done. Sheesh. I might
contact you off list if you don't mind as I sort thru all this.
Posted by: "Chris Mattingly" chris@...
Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:40 pm (PST)
Just some additional data from another WS28xx user... When I don't
have HWP running, HeavyWeatherService.exe is still running (started
as a system service) and updating my currdat.lst every 30 minutes.
Now I'm curious why your's would update every 15 minutes but mine is
every 30. After starting HWP up (and manually resync'ing w/ the
console), currdat.lst is updated every 8 or so seconds. I do have
"hi-speed communication mode" enabled.
Some info from La Crosse on what hi-speed mode is supposed to do:
Hi Speed Communication Mode instructs the display to maintain high
speed mode when Heavy Weather is open as the background application.
This feature must be enabled in Options (see illustration below).
Please be aware that display battery life is consumed at a
significantly faster rate when this option is enabled.
Note: This option maintains data updates to the currdat.lst file for
upload purposes when the HeavyWeather application is in background
mode; it does not update the Current Weather Screen or the Data tab
on screen until you resume foreground mode of Heavy Weather (select
the HeavyWeather window to resume foreground).
Gotta love working with mostly undocumented software -- thanks for
that, La Crosse. :)
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